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Jocko's Steak House

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125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
805-929-3565
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 242
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  • 89
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
It's all about the Santa Maria Style BBQ

Jocko's will never be accused of being pretentious. You won't find white tablecloths or fine crystalware and flatware, but you will be treated to expertly grilled meat. The Central Coast is ground zero for tri-tip BBQ, and Jocko's delivers, but they also grill great steaks. They have an open pit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Bill J
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Nipomo, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Nipomo, California
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Jocko's will never be accused of being pretentious. You won't find white tablecloths or fine crystalware and flatware, but you will be treated to expertly grilled meat. The Central Coast is ground zero for tri-tip BBQ, and Jocko's delivers, but they also grill great steaks. They have an open pit BBQ that can be seen from much of the dining... More 

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Nipomo, California, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The steaks are hard to beat, the salad and ambiance lousy and a LONG wait even with reservations. It's extremely popular.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Ridiculous wait times, even with a reservation. The steaks were salty and the atmosphere very loud. I'm not sure why this place is so highly regarded, The Hitching Post in Buellton was, by far, better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I refuse to insult your intelligence, fellow diner, by saying Jocko's serves the best steaks in the world. With certainty I can say that when I'm in New York City, I enjoy Peter Luger's a lot; when I'm in Chicago, I'm partial to Morton's; in Buenos Aires there are too many wonderful steakhouses to mention here. But when I dream... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We made a reservation for three o'clock, Monday afternoon as we are in the habit of eating dinner early and the bbq doesn't start until 4:30pm, the earliest we could get in was at 8:15pm so we decided the person who recommended this restaurant would be in bed by 8:00pm so the food would be worthwhile. The ladies had the... More 

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Fresno, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My father loves a good steak. We have been to many steakhouses and no one beats Jockos. Size, flavor, grade of meat superb. It is not fancy in terms of atmosphere but the steak and other entrees are excellent.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Not a fancy place. Service was good. The sides are nothing special but the steak is unbelievable. I ordered the Fillet Mignon and should have shared it with my husband. It was 22 ounces! Next time one of us will just order the set-up (bread, salad, potato) and we will share the steak.

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Nipomo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This steak house is extremely popular. The food is very good, but not top notch. The most popular cut of beef is the spencer steak but, in my opinion, the top sirloin is better. However, cuts of meat are a question of personal taste. The place can be quite noisy ^H^H^H^H^H high energy and crowded. If you don't like noise,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This place has been at this location since the 1960's so it has that feel of an old established restaurant. Definitely takes you back in time once you drive up to the premises and walk in. The bar is just like how you would expect this type of restaurant to have: high and long. Don't expect the atmosphere to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

For the best steakhouse in the Central Coast. And reasonable price that doesn't kill your pocketbook. I Highly Recommend this place.

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Additional Information about Jocko's Steak House

Address: 125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
Phone Number: 805-929-3565
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Nipomo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Nipomo
  • Phone Number: 805-929-3565

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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